2020 is not yet over. The races are returning. MotoGP has just released its 2020 calendar which outlines 17 races scheduled for the remainder of the year. Granted, four out of the 17 races have yet to be confirmed by July, but it’s certainly an encouraging lineup.
Much of the season will take place within Europe. This is intentional in order to make it easy for teams to travel around the region with the least amount of restrictions. This will guarantee at least 13 events, even if the last four are postponed for safety reasons. From November onward, the MotoGP season hopes to head out to places like the US, Argentina, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Spain will host the most number of races at 7, with the first two at Circuito de Jerez, one in Catalunya, Barcelona, two more in Motorland Aragon in Alcaniz, and the final two European races in Comunitat Valenciana.
The 2020 MotoGP season starts at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto in Spain on July 19. So far, the schedule only goes up to the 13th race, scheduled for Nov. 15 in Valencia. The participation and dates for the US, Argentina, Thailand, and Malaysian round have yet to be confirmed. They’re tentatively scheduled between November 22nd and December 13th. MotoGP will announce if they are pushing through or not before July 31.
Nonetheless, this is an admirable effort from Dorna Sports, organizer of MotoGP, which has promised to organize races this year and have kept true to their word. As they mentioned before, spectators likely will not be allowed, however we can expect the races to be broadcast whether on cable channels or through their social media.
Finally, Dorna wishes to remind the public that all dates, events, and the eventual attendance of spectators are subject to the condition of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities in the respective hosting countries.